An effective gel treatment to give patients cushioning between knee joints to minimise joint pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Supartz Synvisc Classic
What is Supartz?
Supartz is made from pure animal free hyaluronic acid and is used to treat knee joint pain by injecting into area to offer six months pain relief.
The process is referred to as viscosupplementation, where the joints are injected (supplemented) with healthy hyaluronic acid lubricant which means that
patients can be mobile and independent to carry out their normal daily activities again. This process is much more effective then taking drugs orally to
contain the pain.
What is so unique about Supartz?
Supartz extinguishes pain from osteoarthritis for half a year.
Patients are given one injection every 3-5 weeks.
Many have reported immediate pain relief after the initial treatment.
Supartz imitates the fluid found in knee joints.
Made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found inside the human body. Its key properties are to keep the skin hydrated whilst adding plumpness.
HA naturally breaks down in the body during metabolism and is then replaced. However as we gets older and our metabolism slows down,
replacement of HA is less often which results in less hydrated skin and less volume in the skin.
Who should not use it?
Individuals with skin infections or any skin related diseases, especially at the proposed site of injection.
What are the associated side effects ?
Joint swelling and injection site pain have been the most common side effects.